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Published annually by the AOI, edited by Olivia Ahmad and designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio. Issue 42 – Intimacy available to order here.
What's in the current Issue

The Intimacy issue highlights new work that explores ideas of intimacy, connections with our identities and what surrounds us

Excerpt: Painting Faces

Athena Paginton, a makeup artist living and working in London, is broadening the definition of illustration with her makeup brush

Article Excerpt: Activity, Essence and Spirit

Joanna Spicer captures the animation of her twin babies in a remarkable record without sentimentality

Article Excerpt: Showing Emotionality

In a time of isolation and distance, Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants has been seeking warmth and encouraging us to connect

Cover Artist Hannah Buckman

Hannah Buckman tells us about creating the Intimacy issue cover illustration from sketch to final artwork

Article Excerpt: Masking Up

Tristan Manco investigates how masks have taken on new layers of psychological and sociological meaning.

Article Excerpt: Flora and Fungi

Katie Scott reveals the process behind her project with Kew Gardens

Article Excerpt: Cutting Through

Infographics – the tip of the iceberg is the image explain Grundini and Delayed Gratification